Visual Knowledge Building I
The lecture series deals with the various aspects of visual culture with respect to the historical roots of text-imaged based information, his media-specific expressions and modes of transfer into educational, artistic, communication theoretical and philosophical contexts. The chosen topics display only a small fraction of a wide range of possible configurations and interpretations how visual representations through different media affect our sensual perception and cultural understanding of reading images.
From visual pedagogy to visual knowledge building
Speaking signs - Knowledge for a new society
Introduction to semiotics - R. Magritte and "Les mots et les images"
DADA Photomontage and typographical experiments
Telephon pictures (20's) and awakening of global thinking and communication
The organizational context of visual information
The medium is the message - Marshall McLuhan ideas about communication
Concepts and strategies of telematic art in the 70's and 80's
Write an essay considering one of the following relevant problems:
1. Pictures "in front of your eye" can be concretized through human imagination
2. Sensualistic empirism - information is effective when the message reaches the recipient. Emphasis lays on sensory perception previous to abstract cognition.
3. To visualize the world in 200 illustrations - how do words and images correlate in the concept of hands-on (playful) learning?
4. How does the musée imaginaire connect to the virtual museum of the future?
5. Speaking signs - the semiotic dimension of a sign and a picture
6. What is the complete new in Dada photomontage aesthetics?
7. What is the rationale of telephon pictures in the 1920’s?
8. Paul Otlet – Forefather of Information architecture. How did his ideas affect on communication and information culture?
9. Marshall Mc Luhan: “The new age of education is programmed for discovery rather than instruction. Art as radar environment, radar feedback, early warning system: the antenna of the race.”
10. From receptive to active participation – changing role of the artist into an initiator of communicative, and often also social and political (exchange) processes.